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- This article is about the river in Surrey, for the river in Dorset see River Wey, Dorset.
The River Wey in Surrey is one of the Waterways in the United Kingdom and a tributary of the River Thames. The source of the north branch is at Alton, Hampshire and of the south branch at Liphook. The branches join at Tilford. The river is navigable for around 32 km from Godalming to the Thames at Weybridge to the south-west of London.
From 1900 to 1963 the Wey was owned by the Stevens family, who were commercial carriers on the canal. It was then donated to the National Trust in 1964 and they have a visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf, a former boatyard in Guildford. The Godalming Navigation was donated to the Trust in 1968. Commercial traffic ceased in 1983.
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